Assam Golden Needle – Herbs & Kettles
$6.99 FLAT RATE + FREE ECONOMY SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $80
Assam Golden Needle
Assam Golden Needle
Assam Golden Needle
Assam Golden Needle
Assam Golden Needle
  • SKU:

Assam Golden Needle

Luxurious and rare black tea from Assam composed purely of the most premium golden buds. Extremely rich mouthfeel and a superb lasting aftertaste. Notes of honey, malt, oak, cacao, yellow raisins and spices like cardamom and cloves.
0.88 oz (25 g) pouch
$17.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Sivasagar, AssamSivasagar, Assam

Origin

Sivasagar, Assam

Season - Second flush (May-June)

Season

Second flush (May-June)

Altitude - 300 ft

Altitude

300 ft

Cultivar - P-126

Cultivar

P-126

Card image cap

Tea Type

Whole leaf black tea

The Assam Golden Needle was chosen by us as it is a very memorable and luxurious tea composed of the most premium golden buds. It is absolutely marvelous with an extremely rich mouthfeel with a creamy, viscous texture and superb lasting aftertaste. This is a tea we are very proud to have, and definitely think it is for a tea aficionado who is looking for a unique and exquisite tea! You can steep this tea multiple times, with each infusion having the same luxurious mouthfeel but revealing subtleties in aromas and flavors. 

The Golden Needle is an artisanal tea that is made in very small quantities in the summer. The most premium buds are carefully handpicked from the premium P-126 cultivar of the Camellia sinensis var. assamica plant, and then withered, oxidized and dried. Once you have had our Assam Golden Needle there is definitely no going back and you will keep coming back for more!

Dry leaves

Golden coloured velvety buds with sweet honey, malty, earthy aromas. There is a hint of spice that reminds you of cardamom and cloves.

Wet leaves

Amber color with notes of chocolate, cardamom and cookies.

Tea liquor

Translucent rich amber color with golden hues, this tea has a sweet malty aroma. The tea has an extremely rich mouthfeel, and is full bodied, with a creamy texture, lasting aftertaste and minimal astringency. It is mostly sweet with a subtle hint of bitterness. The flavors are rich and beautiful with notes of honey, malt, oak, cacao, yellow raisins and spices like cardamom and cloves. This luscious marriage of flavors is absolutely sublime!

Tasting Profile

Fruity - yellow raisins
Sweet - honey, malt
Woody - oak
Chai & Spice - cloves, cardamom
Nutty & Milky - cacao

Caffeine Level

Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level

High-Moderate

Make the perfect tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4-5

1
Quantity
Quantity

2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)

2
Temperature
Temperature

120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 90°C - 99°C (or 195°F - 210°F)

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:2 - 3 minutes
    Pour and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:1.5 - 2 minutes
  • 3rd infusion:1.5 - 2 minutes

Gongfu Style

This tea works great for the gongfu method of steeping as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.

1
Quantity
Quantity

We recommend 5 gm of tea

2
Temperature
Temperature

100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until it loses flavor.
Assam

Origin

Where your tea comes from

Golden-green rice fields, thick forests, manicured tea estates surrounded by blue hills, green valleys, and a red river, Assam is the largest Northeastern state in India. Situated just below the eastern Himalayan foothills, it stretches along the Brahmaputra River. This tea comes from the Sivasagar district from a tea garden by the banks of the river Teok. The name 'Teok' means – 'The place of milk and ghee' in Tai.

Meet

Chaiwala Rhino

Hunted for its horn, the one horned rhinos were almost extinct, with less than 200 left by the end of the 19th century. Conservation efforts have revived their population and brought their worldwide numbers to around 3,000 now — the bulk of them in Kaziranga, Assam.

Chaiwala Rhino

RECENTLY VIEWED PRODUCTS

BACK TO TOP